It's time for a shift. Discover solutions to create a world that works for all of us at this year's California Vision 2020 Conference.

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Lighting our way TO A BETTER FUTURE

Join us in the heart of Sacramento to advance California's leadership role in developing solutions for the most pressing issues of our state, our country and the planet.

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In a time of peril, California can light the path to a brighter future. We are the land of out-of-the-box thinking, startups and unprecedented ideas.

That's why we are the perfect incubator for societal change initiatives that can inspire the rest of the country and world.

We'll come together to envision — and execute — breakthroughs in the thorny areas that we are faced with, from homelessness to racism to poverty to sustainability.

Join in this convening. Bring your whole self into being a leader of positive change and connect your work with others who share your passion for shifting our world

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This conference is attracting amazing leaders from every sector who can become your collaborators for a better future.  A range of Ambassadors have been selected to represent key organizations and initiatives, including:


Building on a Successful Inaugural 2017 Event

The second annual California Vision 2020 conference will be held on September 20-22, 2018, in Sacramento. Bringing together diverse agents of change to cross-pollinate and inspire others to join their efforts, the conference aims to rekindle hope for the future and more strongly establish California as a leader for the nation. By transcending partisan divide and showcasing innovative current and proposed solutions for social, economic and environmental issues, this conference series (planned annually through 2020) serves as an incubator for envisioning and co-creating a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous state.

Combining keynote addresses, panel presentations and musical performances, as well as roundtable discussions and other opportunities for learning and renewal, the event aims to bring together the rich diversity of our state, and help participants leave feeling empowered, inspired, engaged and motivated to work together to build a better California.

Join us to gain inspiration from bold vision plus opportunities for action, as we feature breakthrough solutions, game-changing ideas, deep dialogue, dazzling artistry and connections to a community of amazing leaders in Social Action, Politics, Business, and Personal Transformation.

What People Are Saying

It was a joy to meet with local community leaders and business owners, learn from accomplished changemakers, be inspired by young performing artists, and use my whole being in envisioning a great future for California.
— Ann Kanter
Attending California Vision 2020 was one of the most positive experiences of my lifetime. To have the chance to be exposed to such a tremendous array of subjects facing humanity today was a fabulous experience.
— Robin Velarde
The Shift Network put on a unique, inspirational conference that created for all of us exactly what is needed — collaboration across our differences and disciplines to create a new state and world where everyone experiences harmony, well-being and joy.
— Kristin Powell

Conference Themes to Explore

  • alleviating poverty

  • civic engagement

  • civil rights for all

  • climate/environment/energy

  • community building/healthy communities

  • criminal justice

  • economics reform

  • education

  • government/politics

  • health care

  • immigration reform policy / practice

  • social and racial healing

  • social justice

  • socially responsible business

  • transformative technology

  • transpartisanship

  • women's empowerment

  • youth leadership


Benefits of Attending

  • Discover exciting, innovative, and gamechanging solutions

  • Rekindle hope for our future

  • Learn to think more strategically about creating change

  • Transcend partisan divides to work together

  • Network with amazing change leaders

  • Step into the next level of your leadership

  • Emerge empowered, inspired, and motivated

  • Join a campaign that is building the future, step by step


Reserve your room at the Sheraton now. Group block rates available through August 31, 2018.

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento CA 95814